The national winner of SuperStudio, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Student Organised Network for Architects’ annual 24-hour design competition has been announced.
October 23rd, 2015
The winning team was composed of three masters’ students from the University of South Australia; Cameron Keene, Tony Niutta and Josh Evans. The trio secured the award with their project, Over the Gap.
The SuperStudio project was held in seven locations across the nation on August 7 and 8. Following from local events, 19 teams entered the national round. The brief, Mind the Gap, created by Mulloway Studio directors Felicity Sando and Anthony Coupe focused on themes of identity. Students were tasked with exploring the tension around identity as it relates to Australian culture through specified objects and urban frameworks.
Of the national winning submission, ‘Over the Gap’, the Creative Directors and national jury members were all impressed. ‘Over The Gap features an insightful, considered and humorous design investigation about the possibilities for embedding cultural heritage experience, clearly taking on board the theme of ‘Gap’ with a considered interrogation of the potential for each unique cultural object,” said Felicity Sando, Creative Director and Juror.
“Unique in shifting the perspective to the experience of the viewer rather than the designer. In detailing the experience of only one person, it both gave an insight into personal response as well as raising the possibility of alternative experience from others. The intent of the presentation was subtly supported on a number of levels, did not state the obvious, engaging and inviting us as yet another viewer to “fill in the gaps”.’
Thanks to national sponsors, WoodSolutions, Keene, Niutta and Evans will travel to Venice in 2016 to attend the Venice Architecture Biennale as their prize.
SuperStudio is presented annually by SONA, the Student Organised Network for Architecture.
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